DEM-1809 Monitor Kafka Like a Pro | Devoxx

Monitor Kafka Like a Pro


archisec Architecture, Performance et Securité Intermédiaire

Paris 242 AB

Thursday 12:55 - 13:40

Every business has a central nervous system through which all information flows and around which all decisions are made. Sometimes this system is ad-hoc and non-standard, resulting in an architecture that is difficult to reason about and even harder to keep running.

Kafka operators need to provide guarantees to the business that Kafka is working properly and delivering data in real time, and they need to identify and triage problems so they can solve them before end users notice them. This elevates the importance of Kafka monitoring from a nice-to-have to an operational necessity.

In this talk, Kafka operations experts Xavier Léauté and Gwen Shapira share their best practices for monitoring Kafka and the streams of events flowing through it. How to detect duplicates, catch buggy clients, and triage performance issues — in short, how to keep the business’s central nervous system healthy and humming along, all like a Kafka pro.

 Kafka    monitoring    Performance tuning  
Salle Paris 242 AB
Gwen Shapira Gwen Shapira

Gwen is a product manager at Confluent. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of “Kafka - The Definitive Guide” and "Hadoop Application Architectures", and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Gwen is a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project and committer on Apache Sqoop. When Gwen isn't building data pipelines or thinking up new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.

Xavier Léauté Xavier Léauté

One of the first engineers to the Confluent team, Xavier is responsible for analytics infrastructure, including real-time analytics in KafkaStreams. He was previously a quantitative researcher at BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, and MSCI. He holds graduate degrees from ɉcole Centrale Paris and Cornell University.

TBA : To be announced / Salle non affectée